Georgia Cornbread Cake

Millie Johnson


I learned how to make this wonderfully delightful little Georgia cornbread cake when I was cooking at a small restaurant many years ago. It is so addictive! Don't let the name fool ya. It's not really cornbread, but a sweet and nutty cake that kind of resembles cornbread, hence the name. I serve it plain, but some people serve it with a caramel sauce drizzled over it.

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Definitely not cornbread, but this cake is delicious. Once baked, a nice crust forms on the outside that's flaky but inside the cake's tender and moist. The texture reminds us of an extra chewy brownie. Each bite is full of pecans. This makes an easy dessert or enjoy as an afternoon snack with coffee. You probably have the ingredients in your kitchen already. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


★★★★☆ 3 votes

28 squares
5 Min
35 Min


How to Make Georgia Cornbread Cake


  1. In a large bowl add eggs and beat them.
  2. Add sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Then add the flour and mix well.
  4. Fold in the nuts and stir.
  5. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan (I use a metal pan).
  6. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 F.
  7. The center of the cake will be kind of soft. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Makes 24- 28 squares depending on how big the squares are cut.

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About Georgia Cornbread Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Collection: Fall Food
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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